Four Chaplains honored at Legion ceremony

Members of the Corbie Ellington American Legion Post 126 joined together Monday to honor four Chaplains who died in the line of duty during World War II. George L. Fox, a Methodist; Alexander D. Goode, a Reform Rabbi; Clark V. Poling, a Baptist; and John P. Washington died when their ship, SS Dorchester, slipped beneath seas with arms locked after an attack from German submarines. Each carried the rank of first lieutenant. They handed off their last supplies to soldiers in need and refused to take up seats on life rafts. Feb. 3 is so dedicated as “Four Chaplains Day.”